Wed, 2 March 2016
Barring some unforeseen circumstance (like Hillary being indicted or Trump being struck by lightning), it would appear we are going to have a Trump/Clinton general election. What some considered to be impossible just a few months ago has now become a reality.
Even I thought it was highly unlikely that Hillary would make it out of the primaries. With all her baggage from Benghazi to the email scandal, I thought there's no way she would survive. I assumed she would be radioactive to the democrat party.
Never discount the stupidity of the American voter. We now have a potential felon and an orange colored mud-slinger leading the race for the White House. It's like a car crash you can't tear your eyes away from. I think what's must sad it's it is truly a reflection of our country. The movie Idiocracy comes to mind. America is coming apart, and all anyone seems to care about is the spectacle of it all.
The other thing we're going to cover on the show today is a recent conversation in the private FB group. The question of military service comes up frequently in libertarian discussions. Many former servicemen and women become libertarian because of their experience in the military. But there is a small segment of libertarians who view those in the military as evil tools of the State. They are seen as a kind of caricature, a group to be demonized.
Today I give you my thoughts as both a libertarian and a former Marine on military service and how we should treat those who have served and are serving.